Town of Agawam, MA
Hampden County
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[Amended 11-9-1994 by TOR-94-7 [1]]
In any Industrial District A as indicated on the Building Zone Map, no building or other structure shall be erected, altered or used and no land shall be used or occupied for any purpose except one of the following:
A. 
Any business or agricultural use permitted in an Agricultural, Business A or Business B District.
B. 
Any industrial purpose, except those contained in the following list, which may be allowed, by special permit, only after a public hearing before the Board of Appeals:
[Amended 5-5-2014 by TOR-2014-1]
(1) 
Acetylene gas, cyanide compound or oxygen manufacture.
(2) 
Asphalt manufacture or refining.
(3) 
Chlorine or bleaching powder manufacture.
(4) 
Creosote manufacture.
(5) 
Distillation of coal or wood.
(6) 
Drop forge shop.
(7) 
Explosives, fireworks or ammunition manufacture.
(8) 
Fertilizer manufacture.
(9) 
Fumigation plants.
(10) 
Glue or size manufacture from fish or animal offal.
(11) 
Gypsum, cement, plaster or plaster of paris manufacture.
(12) 
Incineration or reduction of or dumping of offal, garbage or refuse on a commercial basis, except where controlled by the Town.
(13) 
Junkyards, storage, scrapping of autos and parts and the salvage thereof.
(14) 
Linoleum manufacture.
(15) 
Match manufacture.
(16) 
Paint and lacquer manufacture.
(17) 
Petroleum refining and the bulk storage of petroleum products.
(18) 
Plastic manufacture.
(19) 
Rest homes.
(20) 
Rubber, natural or synthetic or gutta-percha manufactured from crude or scrap material.
(21) 
Secondhand lumberyards and secondhand material yards.
(22) 
Sewage disposal plant, except where controlled by the Town.
(23) 
Soap, tallow, grease or lard manufacture.
(24) 
Slaughterhouse.
(25) 
Sulfurous, sulfuric, nitric or hydrochloric acid manufacture.
(26) 
Tannery.
(27) 
Tar or asphalt roofing manufacture.
(28) 
Tar products manufacture.
(29) 
Tire recapping or retreading.
(30) 
Trucking terminals.
(31) 
All other enterprises or uses commonly regarded as hazardous or offensive.
(32) 
Assisted living facilities as defined in MGL c. 19D.
[Added 3-20-2006 by TOR-2006-1]
(33) 
Registered marijuana dispensary.
(34) 
Off-site medical marijuana dispensary.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided for the repeal of former Subsection A and the renumbering of former Subsections B and C to A and B, respectively.
Industrial buildings shall not exceed two stories or 40 feet in height, except with approval of the Board of Appeals after a public hearing. These provisions shall not apply to required equipment appurtenant to industrial buildings, except that smokestacks, water tanks, grain elevators and the like are not permissible except after approval of the Board of Appeals after a public hearing.
[Amended 4-7-1986 by TOR-86-6]
A. 
Setbacks shall be at least 40 feet wide in their least dimension.
B. 
Side yard and rear yard requirement shall be a minimum of 25 feet. However, there shall be a side yard and a rear yard between a street and the parts of a building nearest to such street to be no less than 40 feet, but facilities shall be provided for loading and unloading all materials, equipment and merchandise on the premises and entirely off the traveled way.
[Amended 4-7-1986 by TOR-86-6]
No business or industrial building shall be erected or altered so as to cover more than 50% of the area of the lot on which it is located.
[Added 4-7-1986 by TOR-86-6]
No lot shall have a frontage of less than 100 feet on a street or an area of less than 40,000 square feet.
A. 
To assure that structures in industrial districts shall be reasonably attractive in appearance, the builder or his representative shall submit to the Planning Board, in addition to other requirements, an architect's rendering or comparable illustration of the planned constructions, including landscaping, prior to applying for a building permit. Unless such a drawing approved by the Planning Board is submitted to the Inspector of Buildings, no permit for an industrial building shall be issued, nor shall an occupancy permit be granted unless and until the finished structure conforms in appearance to the drawing submitted.
B. 
All residential development is prohibited, except that alteration, reconstruction, extension or structural change to any existing residential structure is permitted.
[Amended 11-9-1994 by TOR-94-7]
C. 
Not more than one unregistered motor vehicle shall be allowed on any parcel of land used as a gasoline filling station; provided, however, that any such gasoline filling station having an automobile dealer's permit shall be governed by the provisions of such permit.